<iframe title="What If English Were Phonetically Consistent?" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/A8zWWp0akUU?feature=oembed" height="113" width="200" style="aspect-ratio: 1.76991 / 1; width: 100%; height: 100%;" allowfullscreen="" allow="fullscreen"></iframe> **Duration:** 4:6 **Language:** **Complexity:** **Topics:** # šŸ“’ Personal Notes --- date: 2024-03-20 --- # YouTube ![]() ## Description: -> [Youtube video Link](https://www.youtube.com/embed/A8zWWp0akUU) ## Summary: The video explores the concept of making English phonetically consistent by standardizing the pronunciation of vowels based on specific examples. It showcases how different the language could sound if each vowel consistently represented a single sound, using a passage from Shakespeare's "Hamlet" to illustrate the changes. - The same letter combinations can produce different sounds, making English challenging to learn. - The video proposes choosing one sound for each vowel to make pronunciation consistent. - Examples include standardizing "A" to sound as in "father," and "E" to as in "rewrite." - Silent "E"s at the end of words would be pronounced. - A passage from "Hamlet" is read with these phonetic rules applied, resulting in a dramatically different pronunciation. - The aim is to highlight how these changes could make English pronunciation easier to understand and learn. **Topics and Themes:** - Phonetics - Language